This is not aimed at anyone in particular... rather, anyone who reads the bible or has read it.
Take it as you will...
One man in the bible knew the truth of God... He is "the truth, the life, and the way"
But the God of the OT is not who Jesus speaks of... The Father is not the same as the God of the OT...
Before i continue let me remind the reader of this verse that is found in all three of the synoptic gospels...
That being, "a kingdom divided against itself can not stand"
Let start with "the garden"... as Adam walked in the Garden with "the lord" after eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge... Now before we look
at this i'll give you what Jesus said of the Father...
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him
Yet... As Adam walks in the Garden In Genesis 3... We find a "God" that doesn't seem to know his "son"... or what he has done... Or even where he
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence
of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
In Exodus... "Gods word" says...
22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished,
according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
And what Jesus says according to what the Father told him... (The best passage in the entire bible)
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
32For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the
children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with
the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
The Father is merciful...
The OT God knows not Forgiveness... or Mercy....Even though that is his claim...
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
God is Jealous? I think not... This Imposter is Jealous, envious and Wrathful...
Not qualities of the one true God... Lets see what some of the Authors of the NT have to say about God...
Far be it for myself to quote Paul... but even he had some things correct... Pauls stance on love is beyond compare...
But first... lets hear from John...
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
Clearly stated... God is love... Now of course God is much more then just love... but it is love that brings us to him...
Now lets hear Paul....
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always
trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
Love does not Envy... It is NOT Jealous
... This verse completely contradicts the OT God...
19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the Lord: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your
transgressions nor your sins.
Yet, just after "the lords prayer" one of the most famous passages in history... You'll find this...
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
But wait... Theres more...
Peter needed clairifcation.... which Jesus gave... Obviously!!
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
One final note... www.biblegateway.com...
10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty.
And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
Yet... the true man of God said this...
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
These are only a few glaring examples of the differences between the God of the OT... and the one true God...
There are MANY more....
So now ask yourself...
Are you sure you know your God?
edit on 26-6-2012 by Akragon because: (no reason given)